Best You Ever

Album: Hopeless Romantic (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This breakup anthem gives Michelle Branch the last word on a past relationship. She said: "It felt good to say, 'You don't realize how good you have it. One day you're going to look back realize that.' I think a lot of people feel that way after a breakup."
  • This is the opening track of Hopeless Romantic, an album that documents Branch's emotional journey from her 2014 split with her husband, to her romance with her musical collaborator Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. "It follows that arc of me leaving a relationship and trying to figure out what to do next and finding love again," she told ABC Radio.
  • Though the previous collection that Branch released was the six-track EP Everything Comes and Goes back in 2010, she never stopped writing songs. They include many penned with her singer-songwriter friend Amy Kuney. Several of them appear on Hopeless Romantic, including this one.

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